Benning scores first pro goal in 5-4 loss

WINNIPEG – The Bakersfield Condors (1-1-0, .500) could not hold on to a third period lead and fell 5-4 to the Manitoba Moose (2-1-1, ..550)  on Thursday night at MTS Centre. Bakersfield split the two-game set and opens the home slate on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Tucson Roadrunners.
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Joey Benik (2nd) from a bad angle at the bottom of the left-wing circle snapped a shot under the crossbar; Assist: Platzer; Time of goal: 6:01; BAK leads, 1-0
  • MOOSE GOAL: D Jan Kostalek (1st) point shot was directed off a stick and past G Nick Ellis; Unassisted; Time of goal: 9:19; Game tied, 1-1
  • SHOTS: BAK – 9 | MB – 9
  • MOOSE GOAL: RW Scott Kosmachuk (2nd) on the power play through a screen from the slot; Assists: Czuczman, Dano; Time of goal: 2:54; MB leads, 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Matthew Benning (1st pro goal) off a backdoor feed from the left-wing circle on the power play. Assists: Hamilton, Khaira; Time of goal: 8:56; Game tied, 2-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Jere Sallinen (1st North American goal) tipped a loose rebound at the top of the crease; Assist: Allen, Russell; Time of goal: 10:11; BAK leads, 3-2
  • SHOTS: BAK – 12 | MB – 13
  • MOOSE GOAL: C Jack Roslovic (2nd) on the power play from the left-wing circle. Assist: Melchiori; Time of goal: 7:11; Game tied, 3-3
  • MOOSE GOAL: LW Brendan Lemieux (1st) redirected a point shot in the slot; Assists: Melchiori, Cormier; Time of goal: 10:16; MB leads, 4-3
  • MOOSE GOAL: Nic Petan (1st) empty net goal. Unassisted; Time of goal: 18:51; MB leads, 5-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: Jujhar Khaira (3rd) extra attacker goal from the bottom of the right circle. Assist: Beck; Time of goal: 19:49; MB leads, 5-4
  • SHOTS: BAK – 14 | MB – 15
  • THREE STARS: 1) Lemieux (MB) 2. Roslovic (MB) 3. Benning (BAK)
  • SHOTS: BAK – 35  | MB – 37
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 1/4 | MB – 2/5
  • GOALTENDERS: Ellis (BAK), 1-1-0 L 36/32 | Pavelec 1-0-1 35/31
  • D Griffin Reinhart fought RW Scott Kosmachuk immediately following the Sallinen goal in the second period
  • RW Patrick Russell earned his first pro point with an assist
  • C Jujhar Khaira had four points (2g-2a) in the two games
  • D Ben Betker was recalled by the Edmonton Oilers yesterday
  • Scratches: Chase, Rechlicz, Tam, Currie, Musil
The Condors wrap the series with the Moose on Thursday at 5 p.m. Bakersfield plays their home opener on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Tucson Roadrunners. The first 5,000 fans will receive a Condors retro cap courtesy of Eyewitness News, 98.5 The Fox, and Rabobank. From 4-6 p.m. enjoy a Party on the Plaza BBQ courtesy of Rabobank with food and fun!

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